Topic: technology

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

There are about four people born every single second. As our expanding population's energy needs grow, the more we will need clean, reliable, and sustainable energy to power our future. So, who's doing something about renewable energy?   Around the mid- to late 1920's,...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

As we progress and change the world around us, our bodies have to adjust to these changes as well. For example, before the advent of certain cosmetics, no one had allergic reactions to them. Once they were invented, some people started to notice that they don't do well when those chemicals...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Birthday parties, graduations, engagements, and most other milestones in our life get captured by photographs. The camera has revolutionized how we as a species document things, ranging from scientific research to a simple selfie with a friend at lunch. These days most people have access...

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

One of the defining traits of humanity is our social nature. Living and working together has been a large factor in our survival. For thousands of years we've been living together in cities. As technology increases so does the size, scope, and capacity of our cities. So, how fast can cities...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Magic show hypnotists and neurologists have at least one thing in common. Both spend a lot of time trying to learn more on how control the brain. For hypnotists, this difficult task involves medallions and soft spoken commands, but neurologists require some pretty mind-blowing technology. A...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

From GPS units to TV broadcasts to exploring the furthest reaches of space, rockets have become very important parts of those projects. We use rockets to escape the bounds of gravity in hopes of providing humanity with a better understanding of the natural world while also putting satellites in...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Artificial intelligence has been appearing in science fiction for a long time. The concept of machines gaining consciousness and acting on their own still seems far-fetched, but there are big strides being made quite often. So, how far are we from robots that can learn? ...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sometimes great ideas are born before the world is ready for them.  The story of the electric car battery would be a great example of that exact occurrence.  Currently we live in a world that is about to usher in many more electric cars in the very near future. So, what was the first...

Friday, October 24, 2014

Remote controllers, cars, laptops and smoke detectors are just a some of the many things in our lives that rely on batteries to function.  In the past few decades battery technology has made leaps and bounds, but people still complain about how long their devices can hold a charge. So, how...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Space, the final frontier…if you can get there, that is. The United States has decommissioned the space shuttle program. So, how can we take our astronauts and scientists off the Earth to continue their research work?  How will Americans go to space?    In 2011...

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